Industry Moves: Wired; Fox News;; Interpret; Epic; OWN

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imageWired: Howard Mittman has been promoted to publisher of Wired Media. Last week Chris Mitchell stepped down from this role to become VP/publisher of Condé Nast Traveler. Mittman joined Wired in 2006 as associate publisher. Previously, he was advertising director at Popular Science. Release.

Fox News: Veteran ABC News TV executive Michael Clemente has been named SVP of News for FOX News. Previously, Clemente spent 27 years at ABC News, most recently as a Senior Executive Producer of the ABC Digital Media Group (2006-09). There, he served as the executive producer of and ABC News Now. Release. Brenda Agius joins the local search engine as its new CFO; she replaces Doug Norman, who is leaving the company. Agius most recently served as CFO of research consultancy Palo Alto Management Group (PAMG); prior to that, she held the same title with PPC ad net Miva. Release.

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Interpret: A pair of moves at the media and tech research firm: chief revenue officer Grant Johnson has been promoted to president, reporting to CEO Michael Dowling. Johnson has more than 15 years of research experience with companies like Nielsen Entertainment and Coleman Research. In addition, former Parks Associates exec Michael Cai has joined as VP of video games. Reporting to Johnson, Cai will oversee all of Interpret’s video game research initiatives. Prior to Interpret, he served as director of digital media and gaming at Parks Associates.

Epic Advertising: Charles Nowaczek and Young Kim have been promoted to Epic’s executive suite. Nowaczek, as COO, will be responsible for business operations and sales support. Previously, he was SVP of operations. Kim has been promoted to SVP — from VP — of finance, a position he has held since 2005.

Oprah Winfrey Network: Alan Saxe has been named SVP of business and legal affairs for OWN. In this capacity he will oversee all negotiations for TV and digital agreements, as well as handle acquisitions and financing. Most recently he held the same post at Warner Horizon Television and had been with Warner Bros. for over two decades.

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